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Caterpillar being parasitized by Braconid Wasp pupae.
Found in my lawn
Thanks to GregMasteller and YvetteForte for the ID!
Yep, unfortunate, but slowly being eaten alive.
Thanks Greg! Some fantastic info there. So they are pupae - I was wondering about that! Eggs didn't make sense, but I couldn't think of anything else.
You are very correct. See my tobacco worm pics. Someone posted great explaination of the parasitization.
Spotted on Jun 20, 2011 Submitted on Sep 10, 2011
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